Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’ Video Gets the Gender Equality Treatment

Facebook: This is definitely “girl power.” 

If you can remember when the Spice Girls stormed onto the teenybopper pop culture scene with their smash hit single “Wannabe,” then you probably feel as old as I do.

It was 20 years ago (yikes).

It was a girl power anthem back then, and it remains one to this day – now more so than ever.

A brand-new remake of the 1996 hit video is now being used to fight for women’s rights worldwide. The video was released yesterday and is in support of Global Goals‘ #WhatIReallyReallyWant charity campaign.

Full of 90s dance moves and clothing, the video takes viewers on a tour around the world featuring women and girls from all walks of life who aren’t afraid to tell everyone what they want – what they really, really want.

That means things like an end to violence against women and underage marriage, and a demand for equal pay for equal work. You know, the basics.

The video asks, “What do you really really want for girls and women?” and encourages viewers to share and “make the noise” to get the message out to world leaders.

Some of the original Spice Girls have endorsed the video.

Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice) wrote on her Facebook page when she shared the video: “20 years on — Girl Power being used to empower a new generation. I’m so proud of The Global Goals.”

“In 2015 world leaders promised to put girls and women first when they signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, fix climate change and tackle inequalities,” the charity said in a statement. “Girls and women are disproportionately affected by these challenges and are key to building resilient communities to withstand them.”

At time of writing, the video had been shared 30,944 times from The Global Goals Facebook page and has garnered more than 1.8 million views.

If you wannabe involved, post a photo of yourself holding up something you’d like to see change for girls and women and using the hashtag #WhatIReallyReallyWant.